Cousin Caroline's Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

Marsha Gardner


Living in cold and snowy western NY and enjoying snowmobiling in the winter our extended family went through a ton of hot chocolate in a winter. My husband's cousin shared this inexpensive alternative to store bought mix with me and I have used it for almost 40 years.

I like to put in a pretty jar for Christmas gifts.

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1/3 cup mix per cup


4 c
milk, nonfat, dry
3/4 c
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 1/2 c
1/8 tsp
kosher salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all ingredients, stirring well. Store in tightly covered jar in cool, dry place.
To use mix: Place 1/3 cup mix in cup in small amount of boiling water to dissolve mix; then fill cup with boiling water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Other Tag: Healthy